Soccer has provided me with the opportunity to combine all of my passions. Traveling the World, meeting new and interesting people whilst teaching young children worldwide I consider myself extremely fortunate and I appreciate this opportunity every day. I have played and coached across the World and I am also a proud owner of an Honors degree in Marketing and Advertising from Florida International University. The smile on a childs face is all the inspiration I need to continue following my dream.
Coaching qualifications and experience
FA Level 2
AYSO National Advanced Coach Instructor
Swindon Town FC: Youth Development Coach 1999-2005
Wanganui City FC (New Zealand): Assistant Coach 2002-2003
Florida International University: Youth Development Coach 2006-2009
Florida International University: Spring Coach 2006-2009
UKISC: Technical Training Program Director 2009-Present
123 Soccer: Coach & Assistant Curriculum Director 2009-Present
UKISC: Regional Director 2011- Present
Swindon Town FC Youth: 1995-2000
Cirencester Football Academy: 2000-2002
Wanganui City FC (New Zealand): 2002-2003
NCAA Div 1: Florida International University 2006-2009 (Conference USA)
Honduras 5 Star:2005-2010
What is your favorite soccer memory?
US College soccer gave me some great memories. Captaining my NCAA Div 1 college team for 3 years was a great honor and during such time I also played with and against many World class players (Romario the Worlds greatest goal scorer with most goals scored in professional soccer, who I marked successfully on numerous occasions.) Playing against Honduras, Trinidad & Tobaco, Columbia, Canada and Ecuador were special moments as well as competing against DC United, Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC and FC Dallas.
As a fan, being in the stadium when England played against Portugal in the Quarter final of World Cup 2006 in Germany was one of the greatest and most emotional days of my life. I still have not watched any replays of the game due to the belief that I could not take the pain and anguish of that day again.
What do you like to do off the soccer field?
My passion is and has always been sports, and more specifically outdoor activities. Surfing changed my life, running keeps me sane and every other sport in between keeps me active and inspired. I am a huge Miami Dolphins and University of Miami fan so the Fall can be a turbulent time. I am also a massive Miami Heat fan, living in the Heat haters capital of the world!
Music and writing take up any remaining spare time, as well as spending time with old friends and making new ones.